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What makes people distrust science? Surprisingly, not politics
Today, there is a crisis of trust in science. Many people – including politicians and, yes, even presidents – publicly express doubts about the validity of scientific findings. Meanwhile, scientific institutions and journals express their concerns about the public’s increasing distrust in science. How is it possible that science, the products of which permeate our everyday lives, making them in many ways more comfortable, elicits such negative attitudes among a substantial part of the population? Understanding why people distrust science will go a long way towards understanding what needs to be done for people to take science seriously.
Political ideology is seen by many researchers as the main culprit of science skepticism. The sociologist Gordon Gauchat has shown that political conservatives in the United States have become more distrusting of science, a trend that started in the 1970s. And a swath of recent research conducted by social and political psychologists has consistently shown that climate-change skepticism in particular is typically found among those on the conservative side of the political spectrum. However, there is more to science skepticism than just political ideology.
science  trust  politics  climate_change  literacy 
10 hours ago
​Talking iPhone on the Law Entrepreneur Podcast — MacSparky
Neil Tyra was kind enough to have me on his podcast recently where we talked about how lawyers should be better at using their iPhones and gave a few tips (for lawyers and non-lawyers alike) to help out.
podcast  legal  lawyer  iphone 
10 hours ago
Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Supreme Court handed down a landmark opinion today in Carpenter v. United States, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information. In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court recognized that location information, collected by cell providers like Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, creates a “detailed chronicle of a person’s physical presence compiled every day, every moment over years.” As a result, police must now get a warrant before obtaining this data.
This is a major victory. Cell phones are essential to modern life, but the way that cell phones operate—by constantly connecting to cell towers to exchange data—makes it possible for cell providers to collect information on everywhere that each phone—and by extension, each phone’s owner—has been for years in the past. As the Court noted, not only does access to this kind of information allow the government to achieve “near perfect surveillance, as if it had attached an ankle monitor to the phone’s user,” but, because phone companies collect it for every device, the “police need not even know in advance whether they want to follow a particular individual, or when.”
cellphones  gov2.0  legal  location_services  police  SCOTUS 
10 hours ago
The Ugly Truth of America’s ‘Whites Only’ Immigration System - WhoWhatWhy
We always hear that the US is “a nation of immigrants.” But, according to immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky, this hides the real truth about America’s immigration history.
In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, Chomsky, a professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, places the current debate about immigration in America in a broader historical context.  
Chomsky outlines the 20th century policies that changed traditional patterns of migration and labor, and replaced them with prejudicial and, she argues, often arbitrary quotas and restrictions that favored Europeans over Mexicans and Central Americans. She explains how the idea of an “illegal immigrant” is a fairly recent one, and that the racialization of illegal immigration is what someone once described as the new Jim Crow.
gov2.0  politics  immigration  racism  bias 
10 hours ago
Episode #4 - Mastering iPhone Photography — PhotoActive Podcast
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn chat about the many advanced features that the iPhone's camera contains, and explain some tips and shortcuts that can make your iPhone photos better.
Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
Show notes:
See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here.
Specs for each iPhone model
Use Portrait mode on the iPhone
Apple Doesn't Want Coders Messing With iPhone Buttons — Sometimes (2010 Wired article about the Camera+ app using the volume buttons to trigger the shutter)
Take and edit Live Photos (Apple)
Using Long Exposure in iOS 11's Photos App (TidBITS)
Jeff's iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (DPReview)
HDR is enabled by default on the iPhone 8 Plus, and that's a really good thing (DPReview)
PhotoActive Facebook group; listen for the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast
Our snapshots:
Apple How to Shoot on iPhone videos
Mont St. Michel, by Michael Kenna
photography  apple  ecosystem  podcast  iphone 
10 hours ago
Episode #3 - Black and White — PhotoActive Podcast
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn chat about black and white photos: the history of black and white photography, the various ways you can convert your photos to black and white, and how you can shoot and think in black and white.
Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
Show notes:
See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here.
Kodachrome (Wikipedia)
Joel Meyerowitz Towards Color: 1962-1978
Joel Meyerowitz: Cape Light
Joel Meyerowitz, color street photography
Leica M Monochrom
Red Dot Forum review of first version of the Leica M Monochrom "Henri", review of second version "Elliot"
Thorsten Overgaard review of first version of the Leica M Monochrom; review of second version
PhotoActive Facebook group; find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast
Our snapshots:
Black and White Photography magazine
photography  apple  ecosystem  podcast  color 
10 hours ago
Episode #2 - Managing Photo Libraries — PhotoActive Podcast
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn discuss why you want some sort of photo library in place, such as Photos or Lightroom, and their different approaches to managing their images. We dig into software, keywords, machine learning-based search, and the advantages (and annoyances) of cloud-based libraries.
Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
Show notes:
See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here.
Jeff's book Take Control of Your Digital Photos
Jeff's book Take Control of Lightroom CC
iCloud Photo Library
“I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two. So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.” William Eggelston
The Next Track: a podcast about how people listen to music today
iCloud storage plans and pricing
Adobe Creative Cloud
Luminar 2018
Affinity Photo
PhotoActive Facebook group; find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast
Our snapshots:
William Eggleston: Los Alamos exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (now closed) “I am at war with the obvious."
Kirk's review of Los Alamos Revisited
Todd Hido, Intimate Distance
photography  apple  ecosystem  podcast  photo  library 
10 hours ago
Episode #1 - Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast — PhotoActive Podcast
Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn introduce PhotoActive, a podcast about photography and the Apple ecosystem. We explain what we plan to cover in this podcast, and how you can participate.
Jeff's website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram
Kirk's website, Kirk's photos, Kirk on Instagram
Show notes:
See the full show notes, including photos, screenshots, and more, here.
Jeff's article from 2006 about his experience shooting photos in South Africa; with a 6 megapixel camera
Canon PowerShot S3
Olympus OM-10
Olympus OM-D E-M1
Michael Kenna: Holga
PhotoActive Facebook group; find the secret word you need to join the group at the end of the podcast
Our snapshots:
Focos app
Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap
photography  apple  ecosystem  podcast 
10 hours ago
iOS 12 Screen Time App Will Help Reduce iPhone Addiction | The Mac Security Blog
We all know that our iPhones have a way of attracting us to their bright screens. Waiting for a bus? No problem, let's just play a few levels of that new game. At the bank or doctor's office? Why not browse Facebook or Instagram for a bit—we've all been there.
The advantage is that we always have something to do, but the disadvantage is that, well, we always have something to do. We have less downtime, less time to think, to ponder, to daydream. These activities help us be more creative, and even help us relax. Having a smartphone means that we spend more time looking at its screen than we probably should.
iphone  ios12  parental_controls  tracking 
10 hours ago
What AirPlay 2 Means for Your Listening Setup - Contributors - Computer Audiophile
Apple has finally released the AirPlay 2 framework for streaming audio and video on a wi-fi network to compatible devices. Announced just about a year ago at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, then delayed along with the HomePod, the first device to fully leverage this protocol, AirPlay 2 was released last week as part of iOS 11.4. It is not, however, available on macOS yet, nor on iTunes for Windows, and presumably a Mac update should follow soon.
If you're used to using AirPlay, you won't notice much of a difference, but there are some changes under the hood that should make your listening better. Here's an overview of how AirPlay 2 works.
iTunes has long been able to stream to multiple AirPlay devices, but AirPlay 2 brings this ability to the iPhone and iPad. You can now select two or more devices available on your wi-fi network and send music to them. Tap the AirPlay icon on any now playing screen, or, in Control Center, tap the small AirPlay icon on the playback widget. (On the Apple TV, swipe down from the top of the screen, then swipe to Audio to access these controls.)
10 hours ago
Kirkville - Introducing the PhotoActive Podcast
PhotoActive, a new podcast about photography and the Apple ecosystem, is launching today. Hosted by Apple experts and photographers Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn, the podcast explores the intersection between photography and Apple—from traditional cameras to iPhones and the hardware and software involved in editing and storing photos.
Why Apple? The success of the iPhone has put Apple cameras into the hands of millions of people, and has arguably inspired more people to think of themselves as photographers than any camera manufacturer.
podcast  photography  apple  ecosystem 
10 hours ago
Are Free Societies at a Disadvantage in National Cybersecurity - Schneier on Security
Jack Goldsmith and Stuart Russell just published an interesting paper, making the case that free and democratic nations are at a structural disadvantage in nation-on-nation cyberattack and defense. From a blog post...
I have long thought this to be true. There are defensive cybersecurity measures that a totalitarian country can take that a free, open, democratic country cannot. And there are attacks against a free, open, democratic country that just don't matter to a totalitarian country. That makes us more vulnerable. (I don't mean to imply -- and neither do Russell and Goldsmith -- that this disadvantage implies that free societies are overall worse, but it is an asymmetry that we should be aware of.)
I do worry that these disadvantages will someday become intolerable. Dan Geer often said that "the price of freedom is the probability of crime." We are willing to pay this price because it isn't that high. As technology makes individual and small-group actors more powerful, this price will get higher. Will there be a point in the future where free and open societies will no longer be able to survive? I honestly don't know.
EDITED TO ADD (6/21): Jack Goldsmith also wrote this.
security  cyber  gov2.0  free  society 
10 hours ago
US Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Track Cell Phone Location
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS ) ruled today that law enforcement must obtain a search warrant before obtaining and accessing cell phone location information from mobile carriers and other entities.
SCOTUS justices ruled that a phone's location data, even if stored on a third-party service, deserves the same level of privacy protections under the Fourth Amendment as data stored on the device itself.
Police have always needed a warrant to access data stored on a device, hence the Supreme Court ruled that one is also needed to access location data stored by mobile carriers and similar companies.
gov2.0  SCOTUS  police  legal  location_services  cellphones 
10 hours ago
Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant for Mobile Location Data — Krebs on Security
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the government needs to obtain a court-ordered warrant to gather location data on mobile device users. The decision is a major development for privacy rights, but experts say it may have limited bearing on the selling of real-time customer location data by the wireless carriers to third-party companies.
At issue is Carpenter v. United States, which challenged a legal theory the Supreme Court outlined more than 40 years ago known as the “third-party doctrine.” The doctrine holds that people who voluntarily give information to third parties — such as banks, phone companies, email providers or Internet service providers (ISPs) — have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.”
gov2.0  SCOTUS  police  legal  krebs  location_services  cellphones 
10 hours ago
Apple part of consortium working on Digital Car Key spec | iLounge News
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization dedicated to creating ubiquitous connectivity solutions between vehicles and mobile devices, has announced the Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification, which defines a standard that would allow drivers to download and store a digital key on their smartphones. Apple is part of the CCC, alongside car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, General Motors, and Hyundai, and Volkswagen, as well as other technology companies including LG, Panasonic, Samsung, NXP, and Qualcomm. The digital key spec defines way to securely transfer a vehicle key onto a smart device such as an iPhone, which can then be used via NFC to lock or unlock a car or star the engine. Keys can also be easily securely shared with other smartphone users. The application of the spec would go beyond personal consumer vehicles with uses in car sharing and car rental services as well. While some of these already implement their own server-based keyless entry systems, the new spec would allow for direct communication between a mobile device and the vehicle security system, rather than needing a request to be sent to a central provide and communicated back to the vehicle over a cellular data network. [via MacRumors]
digital  cars  key  standards  apple 
12 hours ago
Uses This / Heather Styka
Who are you, and what do you do?
I'm a singer-songwriter based out of Chicago, IL. I've been touring for the past seven years, and I'm currently releasing my 5th studio album, North. The fun thing about this line of work in this day and age is that you can be really hands-on in every part of the process --- booking, tour routing, promotion, graphic and web design, recording. I have a team of people who help out with various aspects but I enjoy the DIY nature of it. There's a lot of freedom in making all the decisions, even if there's a lot of effort that goes along with all that. In addition to all the songwriting and performing (which is the main point), I enjoy getting to collaborate and make videos, album cover art, all that good stuff.
music  guitar  setup  iphone  macbook  notes_app  web-design  google  dropbox 
12 hours ago
Five easy ways to recognize and dispose of malicious emails - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
I suppose we all get our share of spam. Some more than others. But how do we differentiate between simple commercial spam and the types of emails that want to get us in trouble?
The unsolicited commercial spam email is generally easy to recognize, report, and discard, but what about more dangerous types of spam? How can you determine if an email contains a malicious link or attachment, or is trying to scam you out of money or your personal information?
And if you do discover you have malicious emails in your inbox, what then? Is reporting as spam and deleting the email enough?
Knowing what you are up against helps you determine what to do with all that spam—whether it’s simply a nuisance or a landmine waiting to detonate.
security  privacy  email  phishing  spam  language  grammar  URL 
12 hours ago
Objective-See: Cache Me Outside
› apple's 'quicklook' cache may leak encrypted data
'QuickLook' is a super cool mechanism of macOS, that allows you to quick check file contents without opening it in specialized application. When you press the space bar on for instance on an *.xlsx file, you can see following preview without having MS Excel installed:
While reading *OS Internals Volume I (that I highly recommend btw) I stopped on QuickLook chapter. I found out that Quicklook registers the XPC service that is responsible for creating thumbnails database and storing it in the $TMPDIR/../C/ directory.
This means that all photos that you have previewed using space (or QuickLook cached them independently) are stored in that directory as a miniature and its path. They stay there even if you delete these files or if you have previewed them in encrypted HDD or TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt container.
Quicklook will also generate thumbnails of other 'default' file type such as documents...again, even if those files are stored within encrypted containers.
Depending on Finder's view settings (e.g. icon mode, list mode, etc), file thumbnails may be created and cached by QuickLook automatically when a directory is viewed via the UI.
mac  bug  security  privacy  encryption 
12 hours ago
Google Developer Discovers a Critical Bug in Modern Web Browsers
Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the sensitive content of your online accounts from other websites that you have logged-in the same browser.
Discovered by Jake Archibald, developer advocate for Google Chrome, the vulnerability resides in the way browsers handle cross-origin requests to video and audio files, which if exploited, could allow remote attackers to even read the content of your Gmail or private Facebook messages.
For security reasons, modern web browsers don't allow websites to make cross-origin requests to a different domain unless any domain explicitly allows it.
google  browser  bug  security  privacy 
12 hours ago
New Google Account Update Makes It Easier to Manage Your Data
In the past, Google consolidated a user's account, privacy, and security settings into one control panel called Google Account. Today, Google is revamping this interface to make it easier to use by including a search feature, making security and privacy features more readily accessible, and by offering detailed summary pages about various information. 
Google has not hidden the fact that their main focus has now become mobile and this is further evidenced with this new user interface is being rolled out to Android users first, followed by iOS and web later this year. 
This new interface will group various information into different summary pages that can be accessed by navigation links at the top of the page. These pages cover topics such as personal information, data & personalization, security, people & sharing, and payments & subscriptions. Each of these pages will contain a summary of information about the related topic and various settings that allow you to control how this data is used.
google  data  privacy  UI/UX 
12 hours ago
How to Secure Your Home Router | The Mac Security Blog
A home router is your gateway to the Internet. When configured correctly to be secure, your home router can act as a first line of defense against network intruders. Configured incorrectly, however, and your router can be an open door allowing hackers and cyber-criminals to infiltrate your network and potentially access your computers and files.
Configuring a home router isn't complicated, but many people don't make needed changes to the default settings when they set up the device—and you might be one of them, but it's okay, we're here to help! Have you changed the default settings in your home router? When was the last time you checked your router settings to be sure it's as secure as can be? Follow along below, and we'll show you the main settings you can change right now to ensure your home router is secure and protects you from hackers.
security  privacy  internet  router  passwords  wi-fi  firmware 
12 hours ago
Ron Johnson was right about JCPenney | Ken Segall
The latest painful chapter in the JCPenney saga has now been written.
CEO Marvin Ellison resigned a couple of weeks back—with the company’s stock price down to a mere $2.43. That’s a particularly brutal number, considering that in 2007 a share of JCP went for $85.
Technically, this plummet was co-authored by three CEOs serving four terms—Marvin Ellison, Ron Johnson and two stints by Myron Ullman.
By numbers alone, it’s hard to tell who was worse. The stock plunged 65% under Ullman (Act I), 54% under Johnson, 58% under Ullman (Act II) and 66% under Ellison.
So I was surprised that Ellison received the praise of many writers reporting his resignation. “He helped turn around J.C. Penney,” said The Street. In what universe that happened may never be known.
retail  store  business_model  strategy 
12 hours ago
Kirkville - Instapaper Service Temporarily Suspended in Europe Due to GDPR – Mac Rumors
Popular read-it-later service Instapaper has temporarily suspended user access across Europe as it comes to terms with the EU’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws.
In a message sent to users yesterday – subsequently shared via Twitter courtesy of tech reporter Owen Williams – the bookmarking service said it needs extra time to make necessary changes to comply with GDPR before the deadline on Friday, May 25.
Instapaper gave no indication how long the service would be suspended, and offered no further details on why it has waited until now to take action, almost two years after companies were informed of the GDPR timeline.
Two years. Seriously.
Source: Instapaper Service Temporarily Suspended in Europe Due to GDPR – Mac Rumors
instapaper  GDPR  privacy  europe 
13 hours ago
Kirkville - This Is Included When Apple Sends You Your Data Dump
Apple has made it possible for users in Europe to request a dump of their data. This includes all sorts of historical information, such as all the repairs and support chats you’ve been involved in, everything you’ve purchased – and even updates you’ve downloaded – from the App Store and iTunes Store, Apple Music activity, and more.
I requested my data a week ago, and nothing stood out; except this. There is a special CSV file for this, and I really don’t know why.
apple  data  download  privacy  GDPR  u2  music  free  itunes 
13 hours ago
BREAKING: Los Angeles Kings sign Ilya Kovalchuk to three-year deal - Jewels From The Crown
Two coaches, two Cups, and one GM later, the Los Angeles Kings get their man. Things have changed a lot for Kovalchuk too.
It’s a draft day surprise, but maybe not the one you were expecting.
Eight years ago, Russian superstar Ilya Kovalchuk pondered his future after putting up 41 goals and 85 points. That year he’d been traded from the Atlanta Thrashers to the New Jersey Devils, and he was set up for a big deal. How big? Well, after the Los Angeles Kings (and their fans) put all their hopes in a Kovy signing, they eventually removed themselves from the rujnning, presumably after the number “$100 million” was thrown about. Cue LA hatred and Kovalchuk signing a deal with New Jersey, then having to sign another, only slightly less illegal deal, then Lou Lamiorello and the Devils losing a draft pick and a bunch of money for circumventing the salary cap, then the NHL shrugging and giving the draft pick and some of the money back, and holy crap, that was a mess, wasn’t it?
hockey  kings  retirement  russia 
14 hours ago
This is the Milky Way Photographed in a Crystal Ball
Photographer and astronomer Juan Carlos Munoz was browsing a flea market in Santiago, Chile, a few days ago when he stumbled across some crystal balls. He bought one for a few dollars and then decided to use it for astrophotography. This “cosmic marble” photo of the Milky Way in a crystal ball is what resulted.
“I went up to Paranal Observatory for an observing shift, and I decided to test the crystal ball as an astrophotography lens,” writes Munoz, who’s a Photo Ambassador for the ESO. “I placed it on the handrails of one of the entrance corridors to the Paranal residencia, and put my tripod and camera below it, at an angle such that the Milky Way was visible through the ball.”
astronomy  photography 
14 hours ago
APOD: 2018 June 22 - Galaxy in a Crystal Ball
Explanation: A small crystal ball seems to hold a whole galaxy in this creative snapshot. Of course, the galaxy is our own Milky Way. Its luminous central bulge marked by rifts of interstellar dust spans thousands of light-years. On this long southern hemisphere night it filled dark Chilean skies over Paranal Observatory. The single exposure image did not require a Very Large Telescope, though. Experiments with a digital camera on a tripod and crystal ball perched on a handrail outside the Paranal Residencia produced the evocative, cosmic marble portrait of our home galaxy.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
14 hours ago
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 1968 Oldsmobile 442 (2018 Walmart Exclusive 50th Anniversary Zamac Flames)
Zamacs, probably one of my most favorite kinds of Hot Wheels! So with that said, there's no way I'm not stoked about an entire set of Zamac muscle cars dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels!
cars  hot_wheels  60s  anniversary  zamac 
14 hours ago
‘Behind the Grind’ Episode 8: Pharoh Cooper visits King Tut exhibit | Rams Wire
The Los Angeles Rams released Episode 8 of their offseason series “Behind the Grind” on Thursday night, continuing what’s been a real treat for fans during this downtime.
On the latest episode of the miniseries, the Rams visited their future home in Inglewood, Pharoh Cooper – who’s Twitter handle is @KingTutt_chdown – went to a King Tut exhibit at the California Science Center and fans get a behind-the-scenes look at media day.
Additionally, the Rams go through minicamp practices and rookies help out with Habitat for Humanity.
football  rams  tv 
14 hours ago
Eddie Vedder’s Wife Wears “Yes We All Care. Y Don’t U?” Jacket | Consequence of Sound
Jill Vedder modeled the jacket during the band's concert in Milan
This week, First Lady Melania Trump caused a stir when she wore a jacket saying, “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?”, while visiting children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. A representative for the first lady initially contended that it was “just a jacket. There was no hidden message.” Her husband said otherwise.
Whatever the case, opponents of Trump and his no-tolerance immigration policy have begun to repurpose the jacket in a form of protest. Last night, during Pearl Jam’s concert in Milan, Italy, Eddie Vedder’s wife, Jill, modeled a jacket saying, “Yes We All Care. Y Don’t U?”.
music  concert  fashion  pj  protest  politics  trump  immigration 
14 hours ago
Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016
WASHINGTON — The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.
The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn, that detailed his thwarted efforts to respond to the Russian attack.
obama  election  gov2.0  politics  russia  cyber  hack  trump 
15 hours ago
EGO - Camila Rodrigues diz que já não evita gravidez: 'Sempre quis ter uma família' - notícias de Moda
Casada há três anos com o empresário Roberto Costa, a atriz conta que o conheceu em rede social e fala do passado com Gagliasso: 'Uma delícia'.
Ela vive um conto de fadas digno dos dias atuais. Três anos atrás, Camila Rodrigues recebeu uma solicitação de amizade no Facebook do empresário Roberto Costa. Meio desconfiada, aceitou e passou a trocar mensagens com ele. “Nunca o tinha visto na vida. Roberto é muito bom de lábia”, diverte-se a atriz, que mal sabia que tudo acabaria em casamento. “A gente agora está querendo ter um filho. Sempre quis ter família, isso para mim é sinônimo de felicidade”, diz ela. Camila já não usa métodos anticoncepcionais para evitar uma gravidez: “Nunca planejo muito. Também não evito. Aliás, nunca planejei minha vida, as coisas acontecem”.
model  fashion  hair 
15 hours ago
Submit System Diagnostics
If you are experiencing issues with your Sonos system, submit a diagnostic, record the number, and contact our support team. A diagnostic will submit a summary from your Sonos system that will allow us to see how it's performing. The summary will help us to determine the state of your Sonos system so we can identify what may be causing an issue. Below is a list of some of the things that are visible in the diagnostic summary:
Wireless interference or wireless range issues
Issues with playback from music source
Players disappearing from the Sonos app
Before proceeding, make sure that you have the Sonos app installed on the device you are using to submit the diagnostic.
You can download the Sonos app here: Download the Sonos app
sonos  diagnostics 
17 hours ago
Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve | Quanta Magazine
Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical computer cannot. Now they’ve found one.
Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power of these futuristic machines. Twenty-five years later, it’s been all but solved. In a paper posted online at the end of May, computer scientists Ran Raz and Avishay Tal provide strong evidence that quantum computers possess a computing capacity beyond anything classical computers could ever achieve.
math  algorithm  computers  quantum 
22 hours ago
Crying Toddler in Iconic Photo Never Separated from Mother
One of the most talked about photos in the ongoing immigration debate has been Getty Images photographer John Moore’s iconic photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying at the feet of her mother and a border patrol agent. It has become a symbol in the debate over family separations, but it has now come to light that the girl was never separated from her mother.
As the photo went viral earlier this month, Moore wrote and stated in interviews that as a father, he was crushed while taking the photo because “he knew” what was coming next for the girl and family.
photography  trump  politics  gov2.0  immigration  children  propaganda 
Ranking the NFC West by position: Rams WRs stand above the rest | Rams Wire
1. Los Angeles Rams
Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp
There’s no doubt about which team in the NFC West has the best receiving corps. Without even going into the depth the Rams have, the trio of Cooks, Woods and Kupp is one of the best in the league. When you add in Pharoh Cooper, Josh Reynolds and Mike Thomas, the group looks even better.
Replacing Sammy Watkins with Cooks should prove to be an upgrade – one that will cost the Rams far less in 2018 – giving Goff yet another deep threat. But he’s more than just that, too. He can take screen passes 70 yards to the house, win on deep crossing routes and play pretty much anywhere on the field.
This is a group of receivers that bring different traits to the offense, which is important in the NFL.
football  rams  ranking 
Why It Will Never Be the Wrong Time for Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville | Consequence of Sound
"Phair’s voice was exactly what I needed as I grew from a teenager to a young adult woman."
My younger sister recently got engaged, and I cried because I didn’t understand it and because I was ashamed of that. And I didn’t listen to Exile in Guyville that night, but I should have, because when I revisited it a few months later, I cried again for feeling understood.
Exile in Guyville is amazing in every way. It’s a record that responds directly to a previous record, The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street, but has completely eclipsed its inspiration material. It’s about a claustrophobic, tight-knit scene that most of us were never a part of, but it’s universally relatable.
90s  alt_rock  music  songs  women 
Edgar Winter Group - 'They Only Come Out at Night' (1972): On Second Thought
By the time They Only Come Out at Night was released, Edgar Winter was already a favorite among hip music fans of the day.
The Texas-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s first solo album Entrance, as well as subsequent efforts with his White Trash band – Edgar Winter’s White Trash and the live Roadwork – were gold-plated gems, branded by a mastery for handling an assortment of styles.
Following the expiration of White Trash, Winter put together the Edgar Winter Group. A couple of former White Trash members – guitarist Rick Derringer and bassist Randy Jo Hobbs – were brought on board, along with Van Morrison alumni guitarist Ronnie Montrose, drummer Chuck Ruff (who a few years earlier played in a band with Montrose called Sawbuck), and multi-instrumentalist Dan Hartman from the Legends.
music  70s  review  pop_rock  montrose 
The Next Track: Episode #110 - Requiem for the Stereo
Is the home stereo dead? It certainly looks like it.
Show notes:
Radio Shack
Realistic (Wikipedia)
Wollensak (Wikipedia)
The Good Fight
Sonos Beam
The Best Stereo Receiver (Wirecutter)
Sonos One (In the show, Kirk mentioned the Play:1, but that's not the model that will support AirPlay 2; it's the newer Sonos One. Their products are a bit confusing.)
Stand for Sonos Play:1
Sonos Play: 5
Focal Chorus 705
Our next tracks:
Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol. 26
Cake: B-Sides and Rarities
music  podcast  next_track  home_theatre 
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 1970 Buick GSX (2018 Walmart Exclusive 50th Anniversary Zamac Flames)
Zamacs, probably one of my most favorite kinds of Hot Wheels! So with that said, there's no way I'm not stoked about an entire set of Zamac muscle cars dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels!
cars  zamac  70s  hot_wheels  anniversary 
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: Datsun 240Z (2018 HWC Exclusive!)
What a beauty! I was actually on a cruise in the Mediterranean when this went on sale actually. The time difference wasn't so bad, but trying to get cell service out at sea on the other side of the world sure made it difficult! But I really lucked out, glad I was able to snag this gorgeous car!
cars  hot_wheels  nissan  collecting 
2 days ago
Classic Singles #79: The Misunderstood – I Can Take You to the Sun / Who Do You Love (1966) | Cosmic Mind at Play
The Misunderstood were an American band – from Riverside, California – but invariably appear on compilations of UK psychedelia, thanks to the fact that they were encouraged to head over the pond to find fame and fortune by DJ John Peel (then still known as John Ravenscroft). Peel had seen them perform at the opening of a shopping centre while he was working at Radio KMEN in San Bernardino and had become the band’s mentor, helping them to find bookings and record demos.
After forming as surf band The Blue Notes in late 1963, they changed name in 1965 and evolved into a fine garage / rhythm and blues outfit, releasing a single in April 1966 on the Blues Sound Co. label, ‘You Don’t Have To Go / Who’s Been Talking’. The blues covers on this 45 are pretty standard fare but the group quickly developed their sound to include feedback and raga-like guitar, as can be heard on their acetate version of The Yardbirds’ ‘I’m Not Talking’ from August 1966 (included on the essential Cherry Red retrospective Before The Dream Faded). They also experimented live with lights plugged directly into their amplifiers that would ebb and flow in intensity with the volume and frequencies of the notes being played.
music  60s  psych_rock  songs  review 
2 days ago
mail : how to set-up a pop account ? - Apple Community
mail : how to set-up a pop account ?
macOS Sierra Mail 10.3
When I define a mail account in Mail that account is automatically created as an IMAP account, no option to change the type to POP.
Does anyone know how to set-up a POP account in Mail ?
There used to be a trick available (pressing the Option Key when clicking the Continue button) for Mail to ask for the type of the account (imap or pop). That seems not to work anymore.
Any help would be much appreciated.
P.S. : btw, couldn't find a Mail Community. What am I doing wrong ?
Posted on May 3, 2017 8:49 AM
Reply I have this question too (20)
Question marked as Solved
I've gotten around this before by starting with a fake provider, like, going through the setup, waiting for it to time out, then going back & editing the & smtp server.
apple  support  forum  email  gmail  prefs  macosxhints 
2 days ago
The Best Garden Hose: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
If you’re looking for the easiest and cheapest way to keep your garden lush, your car clean, and your sprinkler a-sprinkling—or you just need an elongated water source to let your kids play with on a hot summer day—then the lightweight Flexzilla Garden Hose is your best bet. It’s safe, durable, and far more flexible than any other hose we tested.
Our pick
Flexzilla Garden Hose
The best garden hose
This tough, flexible hose was the most kink-resistant hose we tested, and its lightweight material will coil up, lay flat, and twist and turn easily. It’s durable, but it can show dirt if you don’t store it well.
$13* from Walmart
$33 from Amazon
*At the time of publishing, the price was $33.
Don’t be fooled by the Flexzilla’s ectoplasmic coloring—its hose and fittings are both made from the same proprietary materials that the company uses for its other industrial-grade offerings. This slinky hose is nearly impossible to kink or break, it lays flat when you unroll it (the material has no “memory” of its coiled state), and its light weight and flexibility make it easy and comfortable to coil up at the end of the day. One drawback is its potential to show dirt or develop moldy patches, but that’s an issue you can control by storing it under shelter.
home_stuff  gardening  wirecutter  water  review  comparo 
2 days ago
How the Trump administration is defending its indefensible child separation policy.
The Trump administration is playing a game of choose your own facts, but every single version of this story ends with screaming children in cages.
You can call it a “policy” (Jeff Sessions) or you can call it a not-policy (Kirstjen Nielsen) or you can call it a “law” (Sarah Huckabee Sanders). You can say that yes it’s a policy but nobody likes it (Kellyanne Conway) or you can say it’s a “zero-tolerance” enforcement of a Democratic law (Donald Trump) or a zero-tolerance enforcement of an amalgam of various congressional laws (Nielsen) or a zero-tolerance enforcement of the Department of Justice’s own preferences with respect to enforcing prior laws (Sessions).
You can say the purpose of the Justice Department’s family separation policy is deterrence (Stephen Miller, John Kelly) or you can claim that asking if the purpose of the policy is deterrence is “offensive” (Nielsen). You can claim in your legal pleadings that the family separation policy is wholly “discretionary” and thus unreviewable by any court, meaning that only the president can change it (Justice Department in Ms. L v. ICE). Or you can claim that only Congress can “fix loopholes” (Nielsen) or you can say that Congress as a whole can’t fix anything because congressional Democrats are entirely to blame (Trump, Mike Huckabee).
538  children  gov2.0  immigration  politics  psychology  religion  trump 
2 days ago
Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation | FiveThirtyEight
Over the past few weeks, religious leaders have emerged as some of the strongest critics of President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the U.S.’s southern border. More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church brought a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is a Methodist, saying that the policy violates church rules and may constitute child abuse. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops also spoke out harshly, calling family separation immoral.
trump  religion  immigration  politics  psychology  children  gov2.0  538 
2 days ago
The Back Story to Trump’s Astonishing “Strong Christian” Lie - WhoWhatWhy
Examining Donald Trump’s Claim that He Is Audited for Being a “Strong Christian”
“I’m always being audited by the IRS, which I think is very unfair… maybe because of the fact that I’m a strong Christian and I feel strongly about it.”
This was perhaps the quintessential Trump moment of the year. It came after a Republican debate in late February when the GOP frontrunner claimed that the IRS was targeting him because of his religion.
It was classic Trump. He used the IRS audit as an excuse for not revealing his tax returns — even though experts and the IRS both said nothing would preclude him from doing so — and tried to score with evangelical Christians in the same breath.
trump  money  politics  gov2.0  religion 
2 days ago
Daring Fireball: How Square Made Its Own iPad Replacement
Lauren Goode, writing for Wired:
If you know the company Square, it’s probably because you’ve paid in a store using a Square “stand”, a dock that supports a tablet, or you’ve swiped your card through Square Reader, a smartphone dongle that processes payments. These products have a soothing, decidedly Apple-y aesthetic, from the simple dongle to the all-white stand that typically houses an iPad. But since late last year, Square has been quietly selling its own custom-made tablet, the Square Register, a $999, Android-based system. And the company has taken an obsessive approach to designing the product.
There’s a local coffee house I like that recently installed these, and they’re pretty neat. The two-screen design makes sense for a two-person interaction. Also, Square’s Apple Pay support is top-notch — in my experience Square’s Apple Pay readers are more accurate and work faster than the dinguses from their competition.
apple_pay  square  ipad  android  store  daring_fireball 
2 days ago
Stop Press – 3 pm June 21, 2018: Official Led Zeppelin Announcement: 
The Song Remains The Same Soundtrack – Reissue due out September 7, 2018:
Here’s the official press release announcement…
The Song Remains The Same Soundtrack
To Be Reissued With New Remastering Supervision By Jimmy Page
Super Deluxe Boxed Set, CD, Vinyl, And Digital Versions, Plus The 
Full Album’s Debut Release In Hi-Res 5.1 Surround Sound On Blu-ray, Available September 7
Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its powers on July 27-29 1973 when the band’s performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden were recorded for the concert film, The Song Remains The Same. The soundtrack to the film, produced by Jimmy Page, was originally released on Swan Song in 1976.
The band continues revisiting their live canon on September 7 with a new edition of the soundtrack to THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME that features newly remastered audio.  This release follows the recent reissue of their live album How The West Was Won, and rounds out the deluxe reissue series of their classic albums that began in 2014, building to the band’s 50th anniversary celebration slated to commence later this year. Coincidentally, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant played their first live show together, under the moniker “The New Yardbirds” at the time, on September 7, 1968.
music  ledzep  concert  70s  box_set  remaster  movies  soundtrack  dvd  blu-ray  press_release 
2 days ago
Whole Lotta Love: Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains the Same" Gets Super Deluxe Treatment in September
The next Super Deluxe box set from Led Zeppelin was officially announced early this morning.  Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham took the famous stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden on July 27-29, 1973 for the concerts that were captured in the film The Song Remains the Same.  Now that film’s soundtrack, produced by Page and originally released on Swan Song in 1976, is getting the lavish reissue treatment on September 7.
The Song Remains the Same follows the recent expansion of How the West Was Won and concludes the band’s series of reissues which began in 2014.  The release will lead into Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary celebration; the quartet played their first show together as The New Yardbirds on September 7, 1968.  Like past titles in this series, The Song Remains the Same features audio newly remastered under the supervision of Page.  It will arrive in multiple formats from Atlantic/Swan Song, including the album’s 5.1 surround debut on Blu-ray Audio.  The Super Deluxe box set is also promised to be the most lavish in the series, recreating the intricate embossing of the set’s original issue.  The Super Deluxe box will also mark the first time the original, full-length film and soundtrack have been available in the same package.
music  ledzep  concert  70s  box_set  remaster  movies  soundtrack  dvd  blu-ray 
2 days ago
Report: Apple actively seeking to phase out Lightning connector on future iPhones | iLounge News
Apple is actively working to remove the Lightning connector from future iPhone models, and in fact considered removing it from the iPhone X, according to a follow-up from MacRumors on today’s report on AirPower development. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman noted in the original report that “Apple weighed removing the wired charging system entirely” during the development of the iPhone X — which Gurman confirmed to MacRumors would have meant removing the Lightning connector entirely — but opted not to do so due to the lower speed of wireless charging and the added cost of including a wireless charging accessory in the box. That said, reports have circulated for the past few years that Apple is looking to remove most of the external ports and even buttons on the iPhone — a process that began with the controversial elimination of the headphone jack in 2017 — so it seems reasonable that as the cost and performance of wireless charging reaches an acceptable level, the Lightning port will be phased out entirely, and this also makes it seem unlikely that Apple is seriously pondering a switch to a native USB-C port. That said, the removal of the Lightning port is likely still a few years away, although with an increased focus on wireless headphones and wireless sync — compared to a few years ago, relatively few users tether their iPhone to a computer anymore — it definitely seems like something that is possible. It would also eliminate one of the most significant security vulnerabilities in the iPhone by preventing any direct connections at all — something Apple has already been working to tighten up in iOS 12.
iphone  rumor 
2 days ago
NYLON · Model Kris Gottschalk Is Changing The Face Of The Fashion Industry
kris gottschalk’s super-inspiring story
After a horrific motorcycle accident earlier this year, Kris Gottschalk was feeling anything but optimistic: “I was just thinking to myself, ‘I’m going to die. I’m fucked.’” The 23-year-old, who grew up in a small town near Stuttgart, Germany, never could have guessed this near-tragic turn of events would end up kick-starting her career.
Gottschalk first began modeling in Paris and Milan, before moving to New York City, where she found herself doing very commercial work. “I had to grow my hair and [bleach it],” she says. “I was like, ‘All right, just take the money.’ But I didn’t enjoy it.” 
model  fashion  hair  motorcycle 
2 days ago
exPress-o: 100 Years Of Fashion In 2 Minutes
Absolutely brilliant! Trends come and go but great style is always in! This awesome 2-minute video showcases one model wearing 100 years of trends, from 1915's high-collared long dresses to 1975's jumpsuits! My favourite era is a toss between the 1920’s and the glorious 70's! Yours?
P.S: La Danseuse.
P.P.S: Dancing moments and the power of ballet.
(Video by Mode via Red Mag. Photos via Star and Lauren)
style  fashion  clothing  video 
2 days ago
NHL hart trophy los angeles kings Anze Kopitar was too good to win the Hart Trophy - Jewels From The Crown
How lazy analysis and a thirst for narratives cost the Kings’ star the greatest individual honor in sports.
One common thread shared among the four major North American sports leagues is the annual debate about who should win MVP and how voters should define value. From the fatigue of LaBron James dominating the NBA every season to the handwringing over Mike Trout being punished for having lousy teammates, there is a constant divide over what traditional media uses as their voting criteria and what the new generation of analysts view as the more rational approach.
When it was announced that Anze Kopitar’s superb 2017-18 season earned him a spot as a Hart Trophy finalist, we were, obviously, quite pleased. After all, there is a whole generation of Kings’ fans who were not yet born the last time a player from Los Angeles finished that high in the voting. We all knew Kopitar was a long shot to actually take home the hardware. Still, it stung more than I thought it would when Taylor Hall was announced the winner.
hockey  kings  award  anze 
2 days ago
Visualizing search strategies (part 1) | Information Interaction
According to the IDC whitepaper, The High Cost of Not Finding Information, knowledge workers spend 2.5 hours per day searching for information. Whether they eventually find what they are looking for or just stop and make a sub-optimal decision, there is a high cost to both outcomes. The recruitment industry, for example, relies on Boolean search as the foundation of the candidate sourcing process, and yet finding candidates with appropriate skills and experience remains an ongoing challenge. Likewise, healthcare information professionals perform painstaking searches of literature sources as the foundation of the evidence-based approach to medicine, but systematic literature reviews can take years to complete and new research findings may be published in the interim, leading to a lack of currency and potential for inaccuracy. Similarly, patent agents rely on accurate prior art search as the foundation of their due diligence process, and yet infringement suits are being filed at a rate of more than 10 a day due to the later discovery of prior art which their original search tools missed.
visualization  search  strategy 
2 days ago
25 Photography Terms Every Beginner Needs to Know
If you’re just starting out in photography, seeing all the technical terms being thrown around can be confusing and daunting. Apalapse created this 12-minute video with quick explanations of 25 of the most common terms you’ll run into.
Here’s an index of the terms along with the timestamps of where they’re introduced in the video...
photography  video 
2 days ago
Driving? Your Phone Is A Distraction Even If You Aren’t Looking At It | FiveThirtyEight
I was in the car with a friend recently when she pulled up to a stoplight, picked up her phone and replied to a text. I gave her the side eye. What? she glared back. “I only use my phone when we’re stopped.”
“OK, fine,” I said. But, I wondered, is it?
We all know that it’s dangerous to text while driving, but our phones have become overlords that demand our constant attention. In the car, I limit my phone use to things I can do hands-free — talking and listening to preloaded playlists — and assumed this made me safer. But I may be fooling myself. Research has found that when it comes to distracted driving, what your eyes and hands are doing is only part of the issue — what your mind is doing is at least as crucial. Before you can reduce the risks of cellphone use while driving, you need to understand the nature of distraction itself.
cars  driving  cellphones  538 
2 days ago
Ranking the NFC West by position: Which RB reigns supreme? | Rams Wire
1. Rams: Todd Gurley
Gurley had an outstanding 2017 where he was an MVP candidate and ultimately took home the league’s Offensive Player of the Year award. He was a force both running the ball and catching it out of the backfield, racking up 2,093 all-purpose yards with 19 total touchdowns.
Gurley carried the load on offense all season long and came up huge down the stretch to help the Rams clinch the division title. The Rams will once again run their offense through Gurley in 2018, and the team’s success will likely hinge on how well Gurley performs. It would be nearly impossible for Gurley to put up better numbers than he did last year, but if he can even come close to replicating last season’s success, he should easily maintain his status as the NFC West’s best running back.
football  rams  gurley  ranking 
2 days ago
Sean McVay vs. Kyle Shanahan: The NFL’s Best New Coaching Rivalry |
The league’s most-admired offensive trend-setters are set up to face each other for years as NFC West counterparts. Both came up under Jon Gruden in Tampa, honed their styles and strategy with the Redskins, and went west last year to inject new life into storied franchises. McVay’s Rams and Shanahan’s 49ers will be compelling theater in 2018, and likely for a long time
With the Rams, 49ers, Chargers and Raiders all offering compelling storylines and the promise of the playoffs, 2018 is shaping up to be the most anticipated season ever for pro football in California. The MMQB’s Andy Benoit is diving into those storylines for our special offseason project: California Week. Check back regularly for more.
Every year at the combine I meet with dozens of NFL head coaches, coordinators and assistants. It’s unfiltered, off-the-record football talk, and the question I always pose before departing is, From a schematic standpoint, which offenses impressed you most last year? Who are you studying this offseason?
football  rams  coach 
2 days ago
Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley nominated for ‘Best NFL Player’ at ESPYs | Rams Wire
After an outstanding season in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams have burst onto the scene as one of the most fun and exciting teams to watch in all of football. Whether they’re dominating on offense with Todd Gurley and Jared Goff or Aaron Donald is obliterating opposing quarterbacks and running backs, the Rams are must-watch every week.
The NFL world took notice last season and two of the Rams’ biggest stars are up for a fairly significant award. ESPN announced recently that both Donald and Gurley are nominated for “Best NFL Player” at the ESPYs. The other two players are Tom Brady and Antonio Brown.
football  rams  AD99  gurley  award 
2 days ago
Watch Todd Gurley’s new commercial for Gatorade | Rams Wire
Todd Gurley burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2015, rushing for 1,106 yards in just 12 starts. He had a down year in 2016, but last season, there wasn’t a better offensive player in the league than him.
He won Offensive Player of the Year, which will only boost his popularity among fans across the league. Starring in commercials for brands like Gatorade can’t hurt, either.
He debuted a new spot this week, which you can watch below.
Performance meets flavor. Check out the Gatorade sports fuel lineup. #GatoradePartner
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) June 21, 2018
If there’s any takeaway from the ad, it’s that we could all use a little Todd Gurley on our shoulders to motivate us through a workout.
football  rams  gurley  drinks  commercials 
2 days ago
LA Rams RB Todd Gurley drops new commercial with Gatorade - Turf Show Times
Todd thinks Todd is doing fine. But Todd thinks Todd could do more. Oh, Todd...
Good, but it’s #3 on the power rankings for commercials for Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley.
#2 still goes to the Jolly Ranchers commercial from his rookie year...
But #1 remains the Gatorade commercial from last year...
If Todd and the Rams continue to have the kind of success they did in 2017 in racking up stats and making the playoffs, I think we’ll see even more endorsements to come.
(Do not suggest that Carl’s Jr. ad with the CGI hamburger deserves to be ranked at all.)
football  rams  gurley  drinks  commercials 
2 days ago
Chicago Cubs are National League team to beat
CHICAGO -- Teams don't establish themselves as "the team to beat" on the basis of a regular-season series in baseball, especially one that unfolds over two chilly weekdays in the middle of June. Still, after a series pitting the past two National League pennant winners against each other, this seems like as good a time as any to point out that the Chicago Cubs are the Senior Circuit's team to beat.
They've wrested that mantle from the preseason favorite Los Angeles Dodgers, whom the Cubs beat 4-0 on Wednesday. The victory gave Chicago a series win in a three-game set that unfolded over 28 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, thanks to Monday night's rain/blackout. L.A.'s only win came in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, and in that one, the Dodgers needed a two-run, ninth-inning rally against a Chicago bullpen missing its closer.
baseball  dodgers 
2 days ago
Anze Kopitar Wins Second Career Selke Trophy - Jewels From The Crown
The Kings’ star center and perennial Selke finalist took home the trophy for the second time in three years.
He’s been here before, and he’ll probably be here again. Anze Kopitar is your Selke Trophy winner.
The prize for the best 200-foot player goes to @AnzeKopitar! #NHLAwards
— NHL (@NHL) June 21, 2018
Kopitar was a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the fourth time in fifth years, and for the second time in three seasons, he won the dang thing. It wasn’t particularly close, either, as Kopitar received 70 first-place votes. By comparison, the other two finalists, Sean Couturier and Patrice Bergeron, received 71 first-place votes combined.
hockey  kings  award  twitter 
2 days ago
Jonathan Quick Wins Second Jennings Trophy - Jewels From The Crown
The team award that inexplicably goes to an individual!
While some of the biggest awards tonight come with a level of mystery, some of the winners have been known since the regular season wrapped up, and one of them is going right to Jonathan Quick.
The William M. Jennings Trophy, awarded to the goalkeeper of the team with the fewest teams scored against it, will be going to Jonathan Quick for the second time. Quick previously received the Jennings after the 2013-14 season.
Make it two career Jennings Trophy wins for @LAKings goaltender @JonathanQuick32. #NHLAwards
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 21, 2018
hockey  kings  award  twitter 
2 days ago
Julian's Hot Wheels Blog: 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S (2018 Walmart Exclusive 50th Anniversary Zamac Flames)
Zamacs, probably one of my most favorite kinds of Hot Wheels! So with that said, there's no way I'm not stoked about an entire set of Zamac muscle cars dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels!
cars  zamac  anniversary  60s  hot_wheels 
2 days ago
Injuries And Underperformance Couldn’t Keep The Dodgers Down | FiveThirtyEight
In retrospect, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on May 16 was probably the low point of their 2018 season. It was the Dodgers’ sixth consecutive defeat and their ninth in 10; it dropped their overall record to 16-26, then only the fourth-best in their division; and it brought their playoff odds to a season low of 22 percent.
For a team that had won 473 regular-season games over the previous five seasons (the most in baseball during that period), came within a game of winning the World Series last year and was expected to waltz to a sixth consecutive division crown this year, the season’s ugly start was hard to understand or explain. After that loss to the Marlins, L.A. manager Dave Roberts could only reach for Winston Churchill. “When you’re going through hell,” he told the L.A. Times, “keep going.”
dodgers  baseball  538 
2 days ago
What Is Really Behind Trump’s Controversial Immigration Policies? | FiveThirtyEight
Welcome to Secret Identity, our regular column on identity and its role in politics and policy.
The Trump administration’s policy that has resulted in separating children from their parents as part of its border-enforcement strategy is generating widespread opposition, even from people who have traditionally been allies of the president. It has forced the administration to defend an approach that polls terribly1 and results in images of children in cages and accounts of breastfeeding kids being taken away from their mothers.
It seems like bad politics.
gov2.0  politics  trump  immigration  children  538 
2 days ago
Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here | FiveThirtyEight
ou probably know Alabama’s new senator, Doug Jones, because he narrowly won a special election last year against a man accused of molesting underage girls. But there are probably quite a few things you don’t know about him. His first name is actually Gordon, and he is left-handed,1 hitches his head a bit when he’s making a point and is what experts on emotions might call an “active listener.”
That last point dawned on me while I was sitting in the back of an SUV as he praised the virtues of the peanut butter factory we’d just been to — “the technology!” — and we jostled along a central Alabama road on a late May afternoon. Throughout a sweaty, hair-netted tour, he had nodded and peered into things and patiently asked questions. (I, meanwhile, had strained to hear over the nut-rumbling din and contemplated a literal death by peanut butter underneath some sort of hot, belching still that smelled unnervingly like cookies.) The visit was a reminder of just how much the life of a politician is filled with interactions that are mundane for him but momentous for the other person; the conscientious officeholder knows that a bit of attentive listening can go a long way. That’s perhaps doubly the case for Jones, an Alabama Democrat wading through his state’s overwhelmingly Republican politics. Sometimes, he might not agree with what people have to say to him, but, by God, Jones will smile, nod and hear them out.
gov2.0  politics  Dems  538  racism 
2 days ago
Challenges Independent Pharmacies Face (Part 2) - Digital Pharmacist
Let’s face it, owning and managing any business is not easy. Owning an independent pharmacy can even be more demanding and difficult.
Here are three more issues all independent pharmacies face with solutions to help you solve them. View part 1 of this article here.
4) Marketing
You may feel like marketing is on the bottom of your things to do, but marketing is critical to spread the word about your pharmacy and what great services you offer. Whether it is through a custom website or through digital marketing, these steps can attract new patients and maintain patient loyalty. Who doesn’t want that?
pharmacy  business 
2 days ago
Challenges Independent Pharmacies Face (Part 1) - Digital Pharmacist
Let’s face it, owning and managing any business is not easy. Owning an independent pharmacy can even be more demanding and difficult.
Here are five issues all independent pharmacies face with solutions to help you solve them.
1) Generating Revenue
As with any business, generating revenue is key and a priority. If you feel like your sales cycles are not moving in the direction you are anticipating, you are not alone.  
Just like you focus on keeping your patients healthy do not forget about keeping your pharmacy financially healthy.
pharmacy  business 
2 days ago
Locking it down in the pipes, Jonathan Quick is the recipient of the William M. Jennings Trophy.

2 days ago
Make it two career Jennings Trophy wins for goaltender .
3 days ago
What Do Men Think It Means To Be A Man? | FiveThirtyEight
We asked more than 1,600 men whether #MeToo changed their thinking on masculinity.
Headlines this year have been rife with allegations of sexual harassment against many high-profile men. At the same time, an ongoing national reckoning over gender disparities in the workplace, the patriarchal social system and the role of masculinity in society are calling into question long-standing gender norms.
Along with WNYC Studios’ “Death Sex & Money” podcast, we wanted to know: What does it all mean for how men feel about being men?
FiveThirtyEight and WNYC partnered with SurveyMonkey for a nationwide survey of 1,615 adults who identify as men.1 We asked respondents to reflect on their ideas of masculinity, workplace culture and intimacy, among other things. The results: A majority of men in the workplace say they haven’t rethought their on-the-job behavior in the wake of #MeToo; a little more than half of men feel it’s at least somewhat important that others see them as masculine; and nearly half of all men say they sometimes or often feel lonely or isolated.
society  men  survey  538 
3 days ago
You’ve Been Arrested. Will You Get Bail? Can You Pay It? It May All Depend On Your Judge. | FiveThirtyEight
hen Dawud Moore heard he’d been assigned bail, he felt relieved. It was January 2015, and Moore, a black man who was a 38-year-old Brooklyn resident at the time, was in an arraignment hearing on forgery charges — he had cashed a paycheck that his employer claimed was fraudulent. He maintained then and now that the company accidentally paid him twice, once in person and once by mail. The company claimed he’d forged a duplicate check.
All things considered, the $10,000 bond1 felt manageable. Moore had been arrested before, including for a drug-related conspiracy charge that put him in federal prison for nearly a decade. This time he was a little more than a year out of prison and had several months of steady work as a mason under his belt. He had a little bit of cash in his bank account, enough to pay the bondsman and make bail. Posting it would allow him to be released from jail while he awaited trial, and Moore was familiar enough with the system to know that he was much more likely to beat the case if he wasn’t locked up. “It’s funny because this is the first time in my adult life where I got a bail,” he said recently. “I was thinking, ‘I’m working, I’m out of trouble, I can pay this.’ And I know I didn’t do anything wrong,” Moore said.
legal  money  538 
3 days ago
The Russia Investigation Isn’t Less Popular — It’s Just More Polarizing | FiveThirtyEight
And that was inevitable.
Are Americans growing tired of the Russia investigation? On Wednesday, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 36 percent of registered voters have a negative view of special counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed last year to probe whether members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign worked with the Russian government in an effort to influence the election. It’s a significant increase from last summer, when only 23 percent of voters had a negative view of Mueller.
The poll got a lot of attention.
At first blush, Morning Consult’s survey appears to show that President Trump’s narrative about the Russia investigation — that it is a “witch hunt” run by politically motivated law-enforcement agents bent on undermining Trump’s victory — is taking hold, giving the president and his allies more ammunition to argue that Mueller should wrap it up.
crime  DOJ  gov2.0  legal  mueller  politics  russia  special_counsel  trump  538  survey 
3 days ago
Sierra Stove | Cool Tools
Lite-weight stove burns fuel found along trail
There I was, in driving rain, cooking breakfast under a tree over an intense, portable fire. Fresh coffee and scrambled eggs.
It was a Sierra Stove I got for $52. It’s a mini-forge, forcing air into a small insulated chamber where a double handful of twigs (or dung or whatever) can heat water in a couple minutes—just a little longer than a butane stove, but with NO fuel or fuel containers to carry. One enthusiast hiked from Mexico to Canada cooking with one, claims Chip in The Compleat Walker IV. Chip himself now claims to camp largely solar–with backback solar charged batteries running his flashlights and his Sierra Stove.
The basic unit I got weighs 18 ounces and is clever and well-evolved. Accessory goodies can be found at the manufacturer’s site. The newest item is a titanium version that weighs only 10 ounces, for $129.
I was impressed at how little fuel was needed, and how funky it could be. A switch offers high or low speed on the fan, driven by one AA battery. No igniter — my Bic failed me in the rain, but a Lifeboat match and lil’ firestarter saved the day. Unlike butane, the Sierra Stove does blacken your pots and pans, which is the main nuisance — they go in Ziploc bags anyway though. All in all an impressive little rig.
We’ll all want one when the economy collapses completely and we have to live homeless.
-- Stewart Brand
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Sierra Stove w/Upgrade kit ($80)
cooking  hiking  camping  adventure  gadgets  cool_tools 
3 days ago
Fiskars Take-Apart Shears | Cool Tools
Designed for tasks all over the house
I don’t consider myself a great cook, but I’ve found that for a multitude of kitchen activities, scissors are important. Whether for cutting cooking twine, small bones or a chicken breastbone, they can be very useful. Normal office scissors don’t have the right length of blade and the joint can harbor germs and food residue.
The Fiskars shears are one of a number of scissors specially made for the kitchen. They feature shorter, stainless steel blades and a take-apart joint for cleaning. However, these shears are one of the least expensive, yet still reliable pairs. — AK
Shoot, we keep pairs of these in the kitchen, office & home desk drawers and my tool bag. These are the epitome of a Cool Tool, perfectly functional, simple, clean and comfortable. — Wayne Ruffner
(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2006 — editors)
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Fiskars Take-Apart Shears ($13)
home_stuff  cooking  gadgets 
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